Brismark has a number of partnership and alliances with industry bodies and not-for-profit organisations which help provide advocacy and support to the industry representative bodies as well as promote the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

Bowen Gumlu Growers Association

Brismark has a Memorandum of Understanding with Bowen Gumlu Growers Association (BGGA). The BGGA provides support to growers in the Bowen are which is the largest winter vegetable growing region in Australia in areas of including research and development, market access, market development, workforce development, strategic planning, water issues, industrial relations, Reef Rescue Plan, Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme and the Horticulture Code of Conduct.

To learn more about the Bowen Gumlu Growers Association visit www.bowengumlugrowers.com.au 

 

Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers (BF&VG)

Brismark works in partnership with Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers (BF&VG). BFVG is a non-trading, not-for-profit, grower-based cooperative comprising a membership base of horticulture growers and industry service businesses in the Bundaberg, Gympie and Gayndah regions.

To learn more about Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers visit www.bfvg.com.au 

Diabetes Queensland

Brismark supports Diabetes Queensland through its annual fundraiser ‘AOK’ (act of kindness) and the annual mango auction.

Your Local Fruit Shop members raise money each year for Diabetes Queensland.  Over $12,000 has been raised by Your Local Fruit Shops for charity.

For more information on Diabetes Queensland visit www.diabetesqld.org.au

The 2015 AOK will take place in October across South East Queensland – keep an eye out for the mango trees in Your Local Fruit Shop!

Life Education

Brismark also supports Life Education through its annual fundraiser ‘AOK’ (act of kindness) and the annual mango auction.

Your Local Fruit Shop members raise money each year for Diabetes Queensland and Life Education.  Over $12,000 has been raised by Your Local Fruit Shops for these charities.

For more information on Life Education visit www.lifeeducation.org.au/state-offices/queensland

 

Foodbank

Foodbank feeds a staggering 88,000 people a day and the Wholesalers at the Brisbane Produce Market (BPM) are helping feed these people in need.

Every week the Foodbank team collects fresh fruit and vegetables from the BPM Wholesalers. “It is good to know that any excess produce can be used in a way that contributes to society and helps individuals and families in need. The collection is at least once a week, so we know that we are continually helping out, and doing our bit.” said Gary Lower, Brismark Board Chairman and BPM Wholesaler.

For more information on Food Bank visit www.foodbankqld.org.au